A review by carissa230
A Curious Beginning, by Deanna Raybourn

adventurous funny medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


Veronica Speedwell is a woman after an adventure. She is interested in Science especially butterflies. 

When Veronica is almost killed by an intruder a stranger takes her away to be safe. She doesn't believe she is in any danger, but she needs to go to London and is always ready for adventure. When she meets Stoker her life really gets exciting. They embark on a mission to figure out what is going on and why their friend was murdered. 

Veronica was a fun character and I liked Stoker. I think that the book seemed a little long and drug in the middle. 

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